Meet Our Surgeon & Radiologists
in Los Angeles
Dedicated Physicians, Providing The Best Possible Cancer Care
Andrew Thierry, M.D.
Los Angeles radiologist, Dr. Andrew Thierry is an expert in the use of MRI in the evaluation of orthopedic, spine, sports medicine and oncology disorders. He practices medicine with a passion for the highest quality radiology services, interpretation, communication and patient care. Dr. Thierry has published extensively in the radiology and orthopedic literature and is a peer reviewer for several radiology journals.
Originally hailing from Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior, Dr. Thierry moved to Los Angeles to complete a subspecialty imaging fellowship in Orthopedic and Sports Imaging with several leaders in the field of musculoskeletal imaging and orthopedic surgery. He has assisted in surgeries and conducted research with orthopedic surgeons at the world renowned Kerlan Jobe, Stone and Steadman Clinics. He has read MRIs for numerous current and former professional athletes at the highest level of competition including the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS.
Dr. Thierry completed a bachelor of the arts degree at Kalamazoo College in Biology, Environmental Studies and Spanish and spent six months studying in Ecuador. After graduating, he spent two years doing research into the neurodegenerative disorder Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Thierry then went on to Michigan State University for medical school and Oakwood Hospital for his residency.
Although well-versed in all modalities and systems of radiology, Dr. Andrew Thierry has cultivated special interests and advanced training in orthopedic/musculoskeletal/sports medicine, MRI, spine, women's imaging, image-guided procedures and minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery. He brings with him the knowledge from a wide variety of institutions with both community and academic experience. At Optima Diagnostic Imaging, he helps provide patients with top quality care, bringing them faster screening results, leading to more efficient and effective care.
Kristin Dittmar, MD
Medical Director of Radiology
Dr Kristin Dittmar, MD is as an expert in diagnostic oncologic imaging and an interventional oncologist. Her career has been built on cancer research from the working at the NIH in image guided drug delivery in squamous cell cancers to performing over 500 image guided thermal ablations for the treatment of loco regional and oligometastatic disease.
Dr. Dittmar graduated from medical school from the University of South Florida and residence of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her fellowship was in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at UCLA. She began her career at the Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in Houston, TX. Then becoming the Section Chief of Body Interventional Radiology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Her oncologic imaging expertise is noted as being a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) Imaging Panel Member from 2015-2019, expert panelist at the NCI Radiology-Pathology Workshop as well as an Ad Hoc member of NIH study sections for RO1 grant funding. Dr. Dittmar has multiple peer reviewed publications, a faculty member at multiple national society meetings and an invited lecturer internationally.
What to Know about Your Radiologist
A radiologist specializes in diagnosing disease using the latest medical technology available while ensuring patient safety. A radiologist is a medical doctor who has graduated from an accredited medical school. Our radiologists have passed the stringent licensing examinations for their fields and have completed at least 4 years of residency training. They have specialized in using the latest imaging technology to diagnose disease. In our state-of-the-art facility, we not only employ arguably the best radiologists Los Angeles has available, we equip them with the most modern technology available so that our patients are afforded only the best in medical imaging and diagnostic technology.
Our radiologists are highly trained in interpreting the results from high tech equipment such as positron emission tomography (PET scans), computed tomography (CAT scans) fusion imagery and ultrasound. Modern imaging has progressed in an exponential rate and our radiologists reflect the best training from the most accredited institutions in the country.
Our Radiologists' Qualifications
Our radiologists have completed a four-year residency in fields that are critical to patient safety and results. These include:
- Radiation Safety
- Radiation Protection
- Effects of Radiation on the Human Body
- Interpretation of Imaging Examinations
At the Beverly Hill Cancer Center we strive to integrate our high caliber radiologists into the comprehensive treatment approach we have become known for. Attracting among the best radiologists for our Beverly Hills center has contributed to the outstanding team of health professionals that make up our cancer treatment team.
Our Los Angeles radiologists are certified by the American College of Radiology. This accreditation is difficult to obtain ensuring that the doctors who are interpreting the scan results meet demanding education and training standards. Radiologists certified by the ACR are also tasked with ensuring that the equipment they use is surveyed frequently against standards of equipment performance. At the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, we are proud to include top level radiologists who are dedicated to providing impeccable interpretation of imaging results. BHCC has among the best radiologists in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills as part of its comprehensive cancer treatment team.
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